President rejects second Nirbhaya convict's mercy plea
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday rejected the mercy petition of second death row convict -- Vinay Sharma -- in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday rejected the mercy petition of second death row convict -- Vinay Sharma -- in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.
Recently, Vinay Sharma had filed a mercy petition in the matter.
The President had, on January 17, rejected the mercy petition of another convict -- Mukesh Singh -- in the matter.
Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Friday stayed till further orders the execution, which was earlier scheduled to take place on February 1, of the four convicts in the case.
2012 Delhi gang-rape case: The President of India rejects mercy plea of convict Vinay Sharma pic.twitter.com/SDzNrEiYxk— ANI (@ANI) February 1, 2020
A Delhi court had earlier issued a death warrant for convicts -- Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, and Vinay Sharma -- for their execution on February 1.
The case pertains to the gang-rape and brutalising of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012, by six people including a juvenile in Delhi. The woman had died at a Singapore hospital a few days later.
One of the five adults accused, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar Jail during the trial of the case. (ANI)